Octagonal tsuba with square piercings


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    Octagonal; asymmetrically pierced with five square holes, three of them plugged with copper originally gilt, two with shakudō; each plug is pierced with five rows of "dots dashes", all differently combined; copper-gilt lining to kodzuka-hole (the other hole cut later); stout raised rim of copper plated with shakudō, which is worn through here and there, revealing the copper.

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